A CARE worker is spreading some festive cheer by reading his Christmas book written in lockdown to residents.

Harry Killick, 25, who works as an activities worker at Alne Hall near Easingwold, wrote his story 'Laura’s Christmasland Adventure' during the months of lockdown.

It was one of his life’s ambitions to write a book and he has now got it published online.

Harry said: “Residents have had it really tough during the pandemic, so I just wanted to do something to get them in the Christmas mood.

"One of my ambitions has been to write a book and this seemed the perfect time to put pen to paper.

“I have worked through the pandemic at Alne Hall and used my spare time to write the book.

"I have shared chapters with residents and they gave me plenty of feedback. “I have now read the story to residents and their response has been overwhelming," added Harry, who studied performing arts at Teesside University before working at Alne Hall which provides support for adults living with physical disabilities.